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Hankook appoints new MD for UK


Hankook Tire has appointed Brett Emerson as Managing Director for UK from January 1, 2019.

Emerson brings over 30 years’ experience in the tyre industry, including nearly five years at Hankook in the role of UK Sales Director. He takes over the position from Jong Jin Park who has now relocated to Hankook’s American Headquarters to assume a new role.

Brett Emerson

“We are convinced that with Mr Emerson we have made the best choice for this position,” said Tony Lee, Vice President Marketing & Sales at Hankook Tire Europe. “With 30 years of working experience in the UK Tyre industry and his already existing attachment to Hankook, we found someone whose knowledge we trust and whose experience we will undoubtedly benefit from.”

“For me it is a privilege and an honour to become Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK,” said Emerson who will now lead the UK based team. “We have developed a really strong and committed team at Hankook UK, and this, linked with having a fantastic portfolio of industry leading products, growing brand awareness, a deceptively large share of European OE fitments, and some great business relations and partnerships with our Customers gives us an amazing opportunity in the coming years. I look forward to building on our recent success’ in 2019 and beyond.”